Emotional Stability

Seniors and Depression

According to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), “Depression is one of the most common, disabling, and costly conditions encountered in older primary care patients.”[1] The risk of developing depression increases as older adults move into long-term care facilities.[2] This makes screening for it important. The simple question, “Do…   [read more]

Seniors and Pets

We all know they’re cute and cuddly. And that’s reason enough for most of us to own a dog or cat. But our four-legged friends offer real health benefits, as well, especially for the elderly. Pets provide a sense of purpose and boost self-esteem, since they need and rely on their owners for virtually every…   [read more]

Seniors and Socialization

Having strong social ties – through friends, family and community groups – feeds the brain as well as the soul. Conversely, social isolation may be an important risk factor for cognitive decline in the older adult, according to a study that appeared in The American Journal of Public Health. Researchers at the Harvard School of…   [read more]

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